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Trend Alert: 9 Unconventional Coffee Tables

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Trend Alert: 9 Unconventional Coffee Tables

July 23, 2017

Admired recently: makeshift coffee tables. Here are nine unconventional coffee tables that remind us: All you really need are some bricks, blocks, slats, and books, and voilà.

in the offices of architect lindon schultz, reclaimed wood slats sit low to the 9
Above: In the offices of architect Lindon Schultz, reclaimed wood slats sit low to the ground. Photograph via Studio Visit: At Work with Two Downtown LA Pioneers.
a raw wood slab makes a coffee table at the tribeca penthouse, designed by axe 10
Above: A raw wood slab makes a coffee table at the Tribeca Penthouse, designed by Axel Vervoordt.
brooklyn based french designer corinne gilbert designed a coffee table from ges 11
Above: Brooklyn-based French designer Corinne Gilbert designed a coffee table from gessoed canvas stretched across a hollow core door and affixed with upholstery tacks on the sides. For more, see our post DIY: Canvas Table Top from Mc & Co.
a group of tree stumps create a table from olsson & jensen. 12
Above: A group of tree stumps create a table from Olsson & Jensen.
a vintage leather gym bench in the living room of architect nicolas schuybroek. 13
Above: A vintage leather gym bench in the living room of architect Nicolas Schuybroek.
 julie has been relying on cinder blocks for years as seen here, used for her 14
Above: Julie has been relying on cinder blocks for years as seen here, used for her coffee table in Mill Valley, California. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home.
a vintage bench is used as a coffee/game table in the home of designer deborah  15
Above: A vintage bench is used as a coffee/game table in the home of designer Deborah Ehrlich from House Call: At Home in the Hudson Valley with Designer Deborah Ehrlich.
the modern go to coffee table is the cinder block and glass top combination (mo 16
Above: The modern go-to coffee table is the cinder block and glass top combination (modeled after Faye TooGood’s Element Table) seen here in showroom of Shaina Mote. See DIY: $100 Glass and Concrete Coffee Table.
a coffee table made of cut logs and industrial casters designed by roxane beïs 17
Above: A coffee table made of cut logs and industrial casters designed by Roxane Beïs in her project Passage Dieu in Paris. Photograph courtesy of Roxane Beïs. For another project by Beïs, see our post Designer Visit: Paris Meets Provence.

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